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Smithsonite claim, Cerro Gordo, Cerro Gordo District, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 33' 25'' North , 117° 48' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.55694,-117.81139
GeoHash:G#: 9qkpznure
Locality type:Claim
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate


A Cu-Zn occurrence/claim located in the NW¼SE¼ sec. 11, T16S, R38E MDM, on the ridge N of the Cerro Gordo Camp and approximately 2.6 km (8,800 feet [1.6 mile]) NW of Cerro Gordo.

NOTE: Coordinates provided are approximate to the center of sec. 11.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Copper
Formula: Cu
Description: Occurs with unspecified Cu carbonates.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 48.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Description: Occurs as well-formed micro-crystals.
Reference: Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 229.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Smithsonite'5.AB.05ZnCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
ZnZinc
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192002
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Cisuralian - Late Devonian
272.95 - 382.7 Ma



ID: 2937539
Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 3 (SE California Clastic Assemblage)

Age: Paleozoic (272.95 - 382.7 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Keeler Canyon Formation; Tihvipah Limestone; Rest Spring Shale; Perdido Group; Mexican Spring Formation; Leaning Rock Formation; Kearsarge Formation; Squares Tunnel Formation

Description: Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, chert, hornfels, marble, quartzite; in part pyroclastic rocks

Comments: Southeastern California clastic assemblage (northwestern Death Valley area). Consists primarily of Lower to Upper Mississippian limestone, Upper Mississippian shale, and Pennsylvanian to Lower Permian limestone (turbidite facies).Includes some rocks of Late Devonian age. Original map source: Saucedo, G.J., Bedford, D.R., Raines, G.L., Miller, R.J., and Wentworth, C.M., 2000, GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California, California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology, CD-ROM 2000-07, scale 1:750,000.

Lithology: Major:{shale,limestone}, Minor:{siltstone,chert}, Incidental:{conglomerate, argillite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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